W.4.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

 
91 Lesson(s)
Scroll to child tags
   

Busy Bees

4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
4th Grade Science » Unit: Plants: Structures and Processes
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students research bees and how their specialized body parts help them in survival and contribute to the success of plant survival and reproduction.

 
Favorites (22)
 
Resources (29)
 
Reflections (2)
using
   

The Daffodil Project Part 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students study how a daffodil bulb is specifically designed to weather a long cold winter because of specific adaptive parts.

 
Favorites (35)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (1)
blooming
   

Mystery Powders Day 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using common white powders, observation, recording and deduction skills are practiced in this entry level experiment. Students practice teamwork skills and develop lab rapport.

 
Favorites (26)
 
Resources (30)
 
Reflections (3)
mystery powder day
   

Show Me What You Know About Fossils

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This final written assessment has been redesigned to fit NGSS allowing students to choose what they are writing about as they demonstrate mastery of the standards.

 
Favorites (8)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (2)
using the mind
   

Jam Jam Jam Figure Out The Rubber Band Band Day 2

4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
4th Grade Science » Unit: Waves
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today we learn more facts about how sound travels, use those fact and our discoveries from yesterday to write about what we have learned.

 
Favorites (4)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (2)
screen shot 2015 02 17 at 10 47 49 pm
   

Making Connections Through A Written Assessment

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students write a paragraph assessing that they can connect data collected from their scientific models as evidence that weathering changes the landscape in the real world.

 
Favorites (3)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (2)
cover photo sample
   

An Examination of Causes and Effects of Rising Sea Levels Around the World

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students read a Scholastic News article, "Deep Trouble," to examine the causes and effects of rising sea levels around the world.

 
Favorites (23)
 
Resources (25)
 
Reflections (3)
flood
   
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use a character sketch to describe the thoughts, words, and actions of the grandfather in the story Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

 
Favorites (7)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
grandfather1
   

Eye of the Storm Close Read

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the effects of Hurricane Andrew through a close read.

 
Favorites (10)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
hurricane
   

Rotten Milk! Informative Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students often insert opinion into informative writing. Today we will write about a topic that students will have an opinion about. Our goal today is to help students keep opinions out of informational writing.

 
Favorites (9)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
school lunch logo
   

Constructed Response Assessment on Weather and Climate

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will write to explain the weather and climate we experience in the world around us.

 
Favorites (3)
 
Resources (10)
 
Reflections (1)
storm
   

My Life as a Water Molecule

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Lesson with Writing
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Lesson with Writing
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The water cycle is a fun lesson all on its own, but to help students understand that water can move and take on different forms is not so easy. In this lesson students will create their own water molecule adventure while following through the water cycle.

 
Favorites (10)
 
Resources (20)
 
Reflections (1)
water drop1
   

How to Use a Timeline to Summarize Events in Because of Winn-Dixie

4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
4th Grade ELA » Unit: This Land is Our Land
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use a timeline graphic organizer to construct a written summary.

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (1)
time
   

African American Web Quest

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Black History
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Black History
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a web quest to guide research to learn about famous African Americans.

Standards:
 
Favorites (11)
 
Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
black history
   

Earthquakes - There's a Whole Lotta Shaking Going On

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Weather and Climate Around Us
Monica Brown
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students view and read texts on earthquakes and write analytic summaries.

 
Favorites (6)
 
Resources (30)
 
Reflections (5)
earthquake

Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

Common Core ELA
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close